India were down to 80/4 when wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant came onto the crease. His partnership with Rohit Sharma had to be huge if India wanted to take significant lead.
Pant's crucial knock
The partnership could not last long after Rohit Sharma fell at 49 ending the 41-run stand between the two.
His partnership with Washington Sundar
Despite losing Ashwin early, Pant and Washington Sundar held on to the crease to bring lead for Team India.
Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant has vowed a monetary donation to Gurgaon-based cause the Hemkund Foundation for COVID-19 relief work.
The Delhi Capitals captain took to his Twitter handle to communicate his perspectives on the staggering second wave of the pandemic. Rishabh Pant passed on his fortitude with the dispossessed families and adulated the front-line workers for their contributions.
"Friends, the scale of despair across our country has been immense and something I have been deeply affected by. As someone who has seen personal loss up close, my heart goes out to all the families who have suffered over the past year and I pray for the souls of those who have left us," Rishab Pant.
"One of the most important aspects I have learned from sport is the power of working together as a team for a common cause. I salute our frontline workers. who have been working tirelessly to help India throughout the past year. However, the cause of helping India overcome these unprecedented times needs all our collective efforts," he added.
Went on despite struggling to run
The southpaw was visibly in pain as he was running between the wickets, however, Pant compensated those runs by smashing boundaries.
Took advantage of tired English bowling attack
Ben Stokes and Jimmy Anderson were smashed all around the park despite getting a new ball. Rishabh Pant struck an outrageous reverse lap over slip off Jimmy Anderson. The shot left commentators shocked.
Brings up the 100 in style
Pant brought his third ton in Test in style as he smashed the ball for a six. However, the southpaw was dismissed in the next over, his contribution gave India a significant lead over England.